Good volume pedal....

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  1. Young John

    Young John Member

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    Hello all, I'm looking for a good volume pedal.
    By good I mean quiet, reliable and no signal loss.
    I prefer passive but if it needs voltage to keep it quiet, so be it.
    It sure is frustrating trying to find a consensus by searching google....thanks for your help.
     
  2. TheRealDeal

    TheRealDeal Member

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    Dunlop x....built like a tank and is great
     
  3. Dashface

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    BOSS FV500 is what you want.

    Killer, no changing your sound (like the EB ones).

    Solid, lots of options (stereo in/outs, adjustable minimum volume, adjustable pedal stiffness).

    Unbreakable.


    I've bought three or four of them now (not because they break, but because I find them so useful). Since I started buying them I've been noticing them on stage with the big boys like Andy Summers, etc - people who know what is up. Trust me, they are the last word.
     
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    I have 2 of the EB ones modified by JHS. they give you a better split out to the tuner and their little black buffer, and it has a green light under it that makes the pedal glow, it's easy to find your volume pedal on stage.
    You can buy one and send it to them. Or they will sell you one that is already done.
     
  6. MogwaiBoy

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    I did a bunch of bypass testing and I found that the Boss FV-500 definitely does suck tone - in the form of less treble and lower overall volume. Your signal comes back to life after you take it out.

    I tried several passive volume pedals and all had varying degrees of this. The worst was an ancient German made 'Schaller'.

    The solution for me was an active buffered volume pedal from Mission Engineering.
     
  7. Stratobuc

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    Not passive, but the best I've ever used or heard. Hilton. The last volume pedal you'll ever need to buy.
     
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    I'd check out the new tapestry audio volume pedals, they just came out, and are supposed to be more reliable than the current string driven EB's. Available in active and passive models, but they are a little pricey, bordering hilton in cost.
     
  9. Young John

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    I looked at them......300 dollars? Really? It's a volume pedal.
    I'll keep looking for a while before I give 300 bucks for a volume pedal.
    It's not a rocketship......ya know? :)
     
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    These are excellent.
     
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    I'm a fan of Boss volume pedals. I don't think any one pedal is perfect, but I love the FV-500 series.

    I just purchased one of these for a more pedalboard friendly version.

     
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    No, its an active buffered volume pedal that is superior to anything else out there, and you'll only ever need to buy one. It improves the tone of my pedals, and is totally worth it. A lot of people spend 300 bucks on all KINDS of pedals.
     
  13. ShadyLady

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    Visual Volume

    Super flexible routing (2 ins / two outs)
    Passive or Active
    Internal output trimpots
    You can see where your volume is at
    Tuner out
    Solid build
    Decent price
     
  14. yawiney

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    If you are ok with a looser sweep, my Goodrich LDR has held up for 15yrs of touring on and off, and similar to the above description of the Hilton, does seem to actually improve my tone. Much cheaper than Hilton, if you can find one used. Hopefully the power plug will already have been moved to the side though. That was the one flaw with these as it was originally in the heel position of the pedal.
     
  15. Young John

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    OK.
    Thank You. :D
     
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    +1 on the Dunlop X!
     
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    You know what sucks about a Hilton volume pedal? If you have two boards you are going want one on both of them. Once you have one, you get spoiled.
     
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    I've had great success with the Fender Classic Series RI. Great feel for swells and easy to just leave your foot on it. It is a tank though. FWIW.
     
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    Been pretty happy with my Ernie Ball MVP. Appreciate the tuner jack too.
     

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